Tips to Ensure Stress Free Travel…
It’s full of excitement, anticipation and stress, but you needn’t let travel woes spoil the enjoyment of a trip; far better to be relaxed and enjoy it. Reduce travel stress by following these few simple tips.
It may be boring, but packing is an essential process. Start putting things aside well in advance and pack clothing and items appropriate for your destination.
Check your itinerary and double check all transport arrangements before you set off. Whether you`re travelling by bus, taxi, train, plane or boat, know where you need to be and when. Think about timings and allow plenty of time in case you get caught up in traffic delays, diversions and queues.
Confirm details with travel companies the day before departure. Many airlines and ferry companies operate telephone and online services where passengers are able to check schedules in advance to ensure services are running and to be informed of any delays.
Save time on the day and make the most of online check in features if available. Be sure of restrictions on baggage such as details of forbidden items, the number of items of luggage allowed per passenger and abide by any weight limits that are in place.
Keep travel documents, in a safe but easily accessible location. Make sure you have remembered all the essential documents such as tickets, passports and currency and know what identification is required to travel, checking that it will be valid on the date of travel. Do be sure that you are covered by an appropriate travel insurance policy, having checked the small print and that it is suitable for your destination, length of stay and any risky activities you may wish to participate in.
Clearly mark your luggage with some distinguishing features such as brightly coloured tags. This makes it easier to spot on carousels or in baggage holds or if you are unfortunate enough to be parted from your bags or suitcases, this could make it quicker and easier for you to be reunited.
If you are travelling with children, make sure you have plenty to keep them occupied prior to and during travel. Remember to pack favourite toys or teddy bears to avoid tears or tantrums and take plenty of books, games, drinks and snacks. It is also worth familiarising yourself with the nearest toilet facilities.
Read up on your destination for ideas of what to do when you arrive, including local transport, customs, language and currency. It is also important to keep yourself and your valuables safe when travelling so utilise safety deposit boxes where available. UK airports offer plenty of advice and amenities to help you on your way while allowing to you time to relax and enjoy your trip.